Dolphin Tour

Discover the Magic of a Dolphin Tour in Costa Rica

Experience the splendor of the Pacific coastline with a dolphin tour! Get up close to dolphins in their natural habitat, explore crystal blue waters, and get immersed in the incredible symphony of nature.

A dolphin tour is an incredibly unique experience. Snorkeling on Chora Island will give adventurers the chance to explore the underwater world of the tropical Pacific sea.

This tour is rated as a must-do while you are in Samara.

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Start Time: 08:00 AM or 01:00 PM

Meeting Point: You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup.

Activities: Enjoy an incredible experience: dolphin and whale (depending on the season) watching and snorkeling.

On the way back we prepare a snack for you and then you can snorkel around the Chora Island discovering the tropical colorful underwater world.

Duration: 3-4 hours

Best season: During the whole year


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What is included


Experienced Guide


Fruits & Drinks


Snorkel Equipment


Life Jackets

Restriction: For your own safety, swimming with the dolphins is not allowed.

Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure

Please bring:

Camera or Phone

Board Short/ Bathing Suit


Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Swim with Dolphins in Costa Rica?

No, swimming with dolphins is not permitted in Costa Rica, and for good reason. While dolphins are known for their playful and curious nature, they are wild animals that should be respected and protected. Interfering with their natural behavior or getting too close can cause stress and disturbance to the dolphins and their social structures. During our dolphin tours, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures from a respectful distance, allowing you to appreciate their grace and charm in their natural environment while preserving their safety and freedom.

When Is The Best Time for Whale Watching in Costa Rica?

The best time for whale watching in Costa Rica is during the annual migration seasons of these majestic marine creatures. Humpback whales are the most common species found along the coast. They migrate from December to April and then again from July to November. During these periods, you have a higher chance of spotting these incredible whales as they pass through Costa Rican waters. Our dolphin tours are carefully scheduled during these seasons to offer you the best opportunities for witnessing these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.

Meet Some Happy Clients

We had a great time! We saw 4 whales, even jumping a few times, sea turtles and dolphins. Friendly staff, fresh fruit and a swim before coming back onshore. Would definitely mark a tour with them again a next time I would be around here.

Frank, August 2023

“Samara Sea Tours gave us an amazing dolphin tour. The dolphins came right up to the front of the boat and showed off for us. We also were able to see sea turtles mating, as well as a variety of beautiful fish. Highly recommended for any of their tours, they will definitely take care of you and show you the beauty of Costa Rica and Playa Samara.”

Trey S.

We went on a tour, to spot Dolphins, but we saw so much more, even whales!
What I liked most is that he finds a perfect balance between coming close enough to have a good look, and keeping some distance avoiding to disturb wild life too much. Unfortunately not every tour operator does so.
After that, we had some time for snorkling. Great day for us and the kids!

Oeen v. M., August 2023

Are You Ready to Explore the Sea Life?